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Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe, born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy. He is most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe, which is second only to the Bible in its number of translations. He has been seen as one of the earliest proponents of the English novel, and helped to popularise the form in Britain with others such as Aphra Behn and Samuel Richardson. Defoe wrote many political tracts and often was in trouble with the authorities,... Read More

BornDaniel Foe
1659–1660
London, England
Died24 April 1731 (aged 70)
London, England
OccupationWriter, journalist, merchant
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